Patricia Ann (Becker) Parrott

PORTAGE/ENDEAVOR – Patricia Ann (Becker) Parrott, 88, of Endeavor, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, with family at her side.

Pat was born in Bridgewater Township, MN on March 25, 1935, to William John Becker and Janet Estella Hatfield. She was the oldest of six children. She graduated from Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, MN at 16 before pursuing a nursing degree at Saint Mary’s in Rochester, MN.  Pat completed her nursing degree at age 19 and went on to work as a registered nurse (RN) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, where she met her future husband, Edward E. Parrott.

Pat and Ed married on December 31, 1956, and had three children together: Sharon, Tom, and Jim. Pat worked the rest of her career as an RN for the Columbia County Home Nursing and Health Department, eventually serving as its director until her retirement in 1997.

Pat loved all things sports or outdoors, including gardening, hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, bowling, and sitting around a campfire surrounded by family and friends. She was the luckiest card player ever, and anyone who lost to her will remember her victorious cackle fondly. Moreover, she will be remembered for her authentic and generous spirit, her quiet strength and confidence, and the no-nonsense tranquility she radiated even amidst chaos.

Pat is survived by her three children: Sharon (Steve) Schultz of Butternut; Tom (Lee) Parrott of Endeavor; and Jim (Christina) Parrott of Windsor. She is also survived by her siblings Barb Becker of Fernandina Beach, FL, Connie (Bud) Pick of Phillips, and Jim (Linda) Becker of Faribault, MN; sisters-in-law MaryLee Becker and Dar Corrigan; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and an extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also mourning her loss are three children from Edward’s previous marriage: Chuck (Colleen) Parrott of Wis. Rapids; Sue (Mike) Moran of Friendship; and Steve Parrott of Friendship.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Edward; parents, William and Janet; stepfather, Donald Becker; brothers, Gordon and Larry Becker; and brother-in-law, Bud Pick.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Briggsville, WI with the Rev. Jim Cotter officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the day of the service at the church. Inurnment will follow in the Douglas Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, Briggsville.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.